Boosted by a healthily growing fixed broadband market, the global IPTV market comprised 117.39 million subscribers at the end of 2014 according to Point Topic research.
The analyst found that strong growth for IPTV continued with a second consecutive recorded quarterly increase of 4.1%.
Regionally, East Asia continued its domination of the IPTV landscape with a 44.46% share of the global market in Q4 2014. This, noted Point Topic, is hardly surprising given that the region includes three of the top ten individual countries (China, South Korea and Japan). West Europe was in second place with a 29.2% share of the global market, with Spain showing standout individual growth of 19.4% for the fourth quarter of the year. However the analyst did point out that this figure actually represented a deceleration compared with the previous two quarters.
Looking at individual countries, the analysis showed that at the end of 2014 China boasted a total of 33.6 million subscribers. France edged the US into second place with 15.4 million subs to 13.3 million.